Sermon Bible Study Guides

Acts 2:22–46 - 2 October 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Acts 2:22–46
    1. What happened in the previous context?
    2. What ideas/words/themes are repeated?
  2. Acts 2:22–36
    1. Who is speaking and who is he addressing?
    2. Who and what is mentioned? What argument is being made?
    3. How is it being made?
  3. Acts 2:37–47
    1. How does the crowd respond?
    2. How is the community described?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. How would you divide up Peter's sermon?
    1. What points are being made?
    2. What is "the definite plan and foreknowledge of God" (v.23)? If it was God's plan why are they guilty?
    3. How do the quotes support his argument?
    4. What is the conclusion?
  2. What does it mean to be "cut to the heart" (v.37)?
  3. What does it mean that God's promises are for "everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself" (v.39)?
  4. What is descriptive and what is prescriptive from v.42–47? How do you decide?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. What difference do the truths of Peter's sermon make for today and everyday?
  2. In what ways are we (personally and corporately) falling short of the example in v.42–47?
  3. How can the truths of this passage help us grow into a community like theirs?
  4. Praise God for making Jesus both Lord and Christ!
in Acts

Acts 2:1–21 - 26 September 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Acts 2:1–21
  2. What are repeated words/phrases/ideas?
  3. Who is mentioned in the passage?
  4. What reactions are mentioned?
  5. What Old Testament Passages are quoted?
  6. What contrasts are presented?
  7. What places/times are mentioned?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What is the day of Pentecost in v. 1?
  2. What 'tongues' were the disciples speaking?
  3. What are 'the mighty works of God' in v. 11?
  4. Why does Peter quote from Joel? What is his argument?
  5. How is this passage grounded in the gospel?
  6. What was Luke's aim in writing this?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. Have you called on the name of the Lord for salvation?
  2. When was the last time you proclaimed the mighty works of God?
    1. Who needs to hear about the gospel in your life?
  3. Praise God for sending us the Spirit!

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